beseeching


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be·seech

 (bĭ-sēch′)
tr.v. be·sought (-sôt′) or be·seeched, be·seech·ing, be·seech·es
1. To address an earnest or urgent request to; implore: beseech them for help. See Synonyms at beg.
2. To request earnestly; beg for: "She unnerved him by receiving him in bed, bursting into tears, and beseeching his pardon" (Leo Damrosch).

[Middle English bisechen, from Old English besēcan : be-, be- + sēcan, to seek; see seek.]

be·seech′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.beseeching - beggingbeseeching - begging        
imperative - requiring attention or action; "as nuclear weapons proliferate, preventing war becomes imperative"; "requests that grew more and more imperative"
Translations

beseeching

[bɪˈsiːtʃɪŋ] ADJ [look] → suplicante; [tone] → suplicante, de súplica

beseeching

[bɪˈsiːtʃɪŋ] adj (= imploring) [expression, gesture] → suppliant(e); [tone of voice] → suppliant(e)

beseeching

adj, beseechingly
advflehentlich (geh), → flehend

beseeching

[bɪˈsiːtʃɪŋ] adjimplorante
References in classic literature ?
As the first part of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" was written in 1869, the demand for a sequel, in beseeching little letters that made refusal impossible, rendered it necessary to carry my heroine boldly forward some six or seven years into the future.
And so they took their leave of him, recommending and beseeching him to take care of his health and treat himself to a suitable diet.
I am beseeching the higher authorities kindly take strict/immediate action for the resolution of this issue, on a priority basis.
Addressing demonstration PDP president Arshad Arain said government of PTI had got votes from people under pledge to end inflation and not to beg from IMF but after coming into power PTI government was beseeching IMF for bail out package due to which it has flooded country with sky rocketing prices of consumer goods.
For their part, the clergymen expressed their deep appreciation of President al-Assad's gesture which coincides these days with the great victories achieved by the heroes of the Syrian Arab Army, beseeching God to preserve Syria and its people.
I am beseeching to the Chief Justice of Pakistan kindly take stern action against concerned authorities and save this city.
I stood with a pro-life group on a Sunday reciting prayers to the good Lord, beseeching Him to pour forth his graces on us, especially on mothers to embrace their unborn babies so that they didn't have their babies killed by unscrupulous and greedy abortionists.
Due to the area's ecological importance, the Police Corps are beseeching locals to report any illegal dumping at once, and help in the effort to keep the mountains clean.
Such a situation can no longer be tolerable," Al Aswad said, beseeching the Minister and President of the Republic to resolve this matter.
MINA, Aug 30 (KUNA) -- Waves of white-robed pilgrims, beseeching His Almighty for forgiveness, mercy and blessing, completed gathering in Mina on Wednesday performing first day of Hajj rituals, ahead of grouping on Mount Arafat on Thursday.
They will pray for special favours of Almighty besides beseeching Allah to guide them on the right path.
His Royal Highness the Prime Minister has expressed gratitude and appreciation of His Majesty's compassionate sentiments and condolences over the late Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa, beseeching Almighty Allah to nurture and preserve His Majesty to carry on the welfare and growth process in the country under His Majesty's wise leadership.